Summary: I purchased this on an Amazon sale for about 1/2 price and must say it was the best value for the money at the time. I've own it now for about a year and have been very happy for a 2nd generate device. Pros-easy to create routes by several methods. -very accurate -icon that lets you know what lane to be in ahead of time. -easily toggle between speed, time and distance to go. -quick satellite acquisition.
Summary: Don't waste your money. I already own an icn510 which is great. I purchased this item for the other car expecting it to be newer and better. What I got was a unit that frequently froze up requiring me to pull over and reboot the system, (especially time consuming on the highway). Also it fails to indicate the name of the next street approx 30% of the time leaving you completely baffled if there are more than 1 street within 300 feet, which is not uncommon.
Summary: I have a 550 and have had nothing but problems. Sent back to Navman after 6 mos. of very light use because the touch screen stopped working. They took 6 weeks to fix it. Now trying to buy updated maps for US and told Navman does not support map updates for this product anymore. What a joke.
Summary: Don't buy this item! Bought it last week for Real Estates needs... The unit couldn't even recognize the street I've been living on for about 6 years (Tennessee). Drove the unit around and same status for most streets, even after updating the ICN with StreetST 2005 edition that came with it and after one online udate. Called Navman Cust. Svc. for answers... The Rep told me the unit has been discontinued and can't receive new updates!!
Summary: I find that the Navman 550 is a discontinued GPS Talked to Navan. I sent letter asking to return product, as it wan not stated, that it was a discontinued model. The maps do not have updated maps, there fore it does not show the 911 road names for finding rural addreses therefore it is not the help that other GPS units are. Would appreciate being able to return the unit.
Summary: I bought this two and half years ago. I was spending a lot of time in the States and needed a GPS. I bought it because I thought once I got home I could get UK maps for it and fit them on the Hard drive. Now, as others have noted it's discontinued and I can't even get updates for the US, so I've had to buy a Nuvi for UK and Europe and TomTom software for my Phone for US trips.
Summary: I have not had the Navman 550 love enough to use it often. I tried it on a trip of 100 miles to our daughter's home. I used my usual route which is the shortest that I have found and the Navman wanted me to go another way. As I got closer to my destination the Navman picked up on my route and gave good directions. There are a couple of things that I have been disappointed with. One is the on/off switch. It is on the back and one must use the stylus to operate it.
Summary: The Navman 550 is an OK unit. The interface is pretty easy to use and its nice that it comes preloaded with US and Canada maps to save you the hassle of doing that on your own. Positives: -Pre-loaded with Maps -Gets You There -Affordable -can run on a battery Negatives: -Does not work in cities (will not grab a signal in NYC or Toronto) -Has trouble getting a GPS fix sometimes Freezes -Does not have any exit numbers for highways -80% of the time does not tell you the...